October 23, 2002



Introduction to Global Change

Science, research, Policy



This new COGCI-course takes place in the autumn semester 2002, scheduled for Wednesdays in the period Nov. 6 to Dec. 18.

It contains 2 modules:


No 1 module is a series of 6 lectures/discussion sessions by COGCI members or invited speakers about Global Change


No 2 module is a 'Scientific Writing' course.


The two modules are coordinated, but can be followed independently. A PhD student is credited 1 point pr module.



The series of Lectures:      Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27, Dec. 4, 11, 18

Time:                            15.15-17.00

Place :                            Rockefeller, Juliane Maries Vej 30, 2100 Ø



1        November 6:

Introduction to Global change science, Legal framework, International conventions

IGBP (GCTE, IGAC, PAGES etc.) and The Biodiversity Aspect

Description: The International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme, IGBP, is one of four international global environmental change programmes with ICSU as common sponsor. It is closely related to WCRP and incorporates geological and biological aspect. The other two programmes are IHDP (Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change) and DIVERSITAS (the biodiversity science). IGBP covers a broad spectrum of global environmental issues. The entire family of Core projects will be introduced briefly.

Lecturer: Sten Struwe, COGCI



2        November 13:


WCRP, World Climate research Programme, is the basic research component of the international ICSU/WMO sponsored World Climate programme which began more than 20 years ago. WCRP activities address outstanding issues of scientific uncertainty in the Earth's climate system including transport and storage of heat by the ocean, the global energy and hydrological cycle, the formation of clouds and their effects on radiative transfer, and the role of the cryosphere in climate. WCRP projects mainly focus on the physical and chemical properties of atmosphere and ocean. In WCRP models of the climate are extensively used and are the link to IGBP core projects and to IPCC activities. IPCC was established in 1988 as a cooperation between WMO and UNEP. It major activity si to publish regularly assessments of the climate and climate research. In the lecture working group I's latest assessment “Climate Change 2001” will be reviewed.

         Lecturer: Matthew Johnson, COGCI



3        November 20:

The DIVERSITAS programme is organizing research in biodiversity which is a major component of the IGBP core project GCTE. Biodiversity issues are supported by international conventions which are important for the view of biodiversity research.

Lecturer: Tor-Bjørn Larsson, European Environment Agency



Three more lectures/student talks are already scheduled for the Wednesdays November 27 to December 18. Short abstracts will be distributed later.



4        November 27

National Greenhouse gas inventories, Socio-economic perspectives

This lecture will cover the valuation of climate change damages and show how

it is possible, at least in theory, to estimate economically efficient

levels of mitigation and adaptation. The lecture will illustrate why it has

become so difficult to reach a strong agreement on emissions reductions and

why increasing attention is being focused on adaptation. A framework for

estimating the costs and benefits of adaptation measures will presented,

emphasing the important linkages between adaptation to existing climate

variability and climate change.

         Lecturer: John Mac Callaway, UNEP-Risø



5               December 4:

Ocean Drilling Project and Global Change

Bente Lomstein, Århus University



6        December 11:

The Danish Research Arena, institutions and actors

Lecturer: Jens Morten Hansen; Forskningsstyrelsen



7        December 18

COGCI Students Forum (talks, presentations, ideas, discussions)



Contact person:

Sten Struwe or Aksel Walløe Hansen


The Scientific Writing Module:    Nov. 25, 26, Dec. 5, 6

Time:                                     9.30 – 14.30

Place:                                     Geological Institute, Øster Voldgade 10


This module is an intensive training module directed towards one of the essential requirements of a PhD study: the writing of scientific papers and reports.


The students should allocate app. 1-2 weeks full time in week 47 to 49. First the students are asked to write a 'paper' on their project fulfilling normal requirements.


The course is highly interactive between teacher and student. The details of the course will be explained during an introductionary lecture on Nov. 6 or Nov. 13.



Professor Finn Surlyk, Geological Institute, University of Copenhagen


Interested students should contact Sten Struwe or Aksel Walløe Hansen for further information.



Ph.d. kursus i Scientific Writing

Efteråret 2002



Aftalemøde 6.11. 02, 14.15-15.00 (NB: dette første intromøde foregår i Rocke-feller-komplekset).

Mandag 25.11.02, 915–15/16

Tirsdag 26.11.02, 915–15/16

Torsdag 5.12.02, 915–15/16

Fredag 6.12.02, 915–15/16



Geologisk Institut, Øster Voldgade 10

Mødelokale 03-1-366 (overfor FS kontor, område 3, 1.sal)



Vekslen mellem gennemgang af enkeltemner, opgaver, diskussion. Selvstændig og aktiv indsats nødvendig. Rækkefølgen af emner anført nedenfor vil blive fulgt i et vist omfang, men ret til ændringer forbeholdes, feks som følge af ønsker fra deltagerne om særlig fokus på et bestemt emne.


Alle deltagere skriver en miniafhandling om deres forskningsprojekt opstillet med et anerkendt tidsskrift som model. Miniafhandlingen afleveres til FS inden kursets start og gennemgangen af afhandlingerne danner udgangspunkt for kurset.





1. Præsentation af deltagerne, udfyldning af liste med relevante faglige og personlige data.


2. Præsentation af kurset, dets indhold og form.

3. Præsentation af miniafhandlingens form, samt afleveringstidspunkt


4. Identifikation af ’større’ enkeltafhandling(er), der er under udarbejdelse af kursusdeltager(e), og som kan bruges til review-øvelse.


De øvrige kursusdage


4. Gennemgang af relevant litteratur.


5. Review og gennemgang af miniafhandlinger.


6. Forskningsprojekter, deres start, gennemførelse, afslutning og Ph.d. afhandlingen(ernes) rolle i dette forløb.


7. Lav ’perfekt’ CV.


8. Udarbejdning af artikel.

Titel og disposition, identifikation af målgruppe, valg af tidsskrift, forfatterskab



Afslutning, indsendelse og trykning.


9. Gennemgang af udvalgte manuskripter forfattet af kursusdeltagere.


10. Forskningsetik.

         videnskabelig ejendomsret



         shingling og salamiteknik

korrekt brug af litteratur


Finn Surlyk, 28.10.02